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Elizabeth Hanes, Esq

Elizabeth Hanes, Esq

Title: Associate

Elizabeth is an experienced trial attorney with a decade of legal experience in federal court, working to protect individuals’ rights while providing compassionate and knowledgeable representation. Before joining Consumer Litigation Associates (“CLA”), she served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. There, Elizabeth developed extensive knowledge and experience appearing in federal court on complex criminal matters, having handled every aspect of a case from pretrial motions, discovery and investigation, to trial and appellate matters. She now brings that experience to CLA, where she currently focuses her practice on representing consumers in lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Elizabeth helps consumers with credit reporting and employment background check mistakes, mortgage servicing errors, and addressing companies’ failures to abide by the FCRA in creating and using credit and job-related background reports.  

Elizabeth graduated at the top of her law school class. She was an Executive Board Member of the Law Review, on the Moot Court Board, and a McNeill Law Society Member. She then served as a law clerk at both the trial court and appellate level. First, she clerked for the Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin, District Court Judge, in the Southern District of West Virginia. She then served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert B. King, Circuit Judge, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to law school, she worked in corporate finance for a Fortune 500 company in New York, New York and as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in West Virginia, where she helped establish and run a nonprofit that provided services to abused children and their families.

Elizabeth has also served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond School of Law. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the Richmond Bar Association, and serves on the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association.  

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2007
University of Richmond School, B.A. International Studies, Economics 2000


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Supreme Court of Virginia, 2008

Supreme Court of West Virginia, 2009

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009


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Alexandria, Va 22314
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Newport News, Va 23601
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Richmond, Va 23219
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